Last week we made these black bean brownies for our superfood presentation! Our presentation was to senior citizens and they really enjoyed the brownies! They could not tell the brownies had black beans. The superfoods that are in this recipe are black beans, spinach and cocoa powder! This is a great dessert to make without the guilt of eating a regular brownie! The brownies came out very dense compared to other brownies that I have made. Let me know what you think!
Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 25-30 minutes Yield: 16 brownies
- 1 (15 oz.) can reduced-sodium black beans, well-rinsed & drained
- 1 cup fresh spinach
- 3 eggs
- 3 tbsp canola oil
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder *(dark cocoa powder can be another alternative)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp instant coffee powder
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray an 8×8 or 9×9 inch baking pan or dish with non-stick spray or line with foil or parchment.
Put the black beans, spinach, and eggs in the bowl of a food processor and process until completely smooth. Try not to have any chunks of beans!
Add the oil, sugar, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, instant coffee powder, baking powder, and salt. Process until completely combined.
Transfer to the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with chocolate chips, and put in the oven.
Bake in the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Let cool for about 20-30 minutes before slicing. Enjoy!
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